Heroes in Proving the Value of Imaging: G. Scott Gazelle, MD, MPH, PhD

Imaging Futures
March 18, 2009 • Volume 4 • Number 3

Heroes in Proving the Value of Imaging is an occasional series about radiology professionals whose work demonstrates the value of the specialty through research, governmental affairs, humanitarian efforts, and more. In Part 2, ImagingBiz showcases the work of G. Scott Gazelle, MD, MPH, PhD, director of the Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston. 


As the cost of health care continues its upward spiral and Congress begins to consider the riddle of widening access while controlling costs, there is a growing scrutiny of the value of diagnostic techniques and treatments. In the imaging field, no one has done more than Gazelle to deliver meticulously researched evidence.